Town of Canaan, NY

Public Information

  • Notice of Public Hearing

    A public hearing before the Canaan Zoning Board of Appeals will be conducted on Thursday March 30, 2017 at the Canaan Town Hall, 1647 County ...

  • Notice of Public Hearing

    A public hearing before the Canaan Zoning Board of Appeals will be conducted on Thursday March 30,2017 at 7:00 PM at the Canaan Town Hall,1647 ...

  • Public Notice Town of Canaan Planning Board

    Please take notice that the Canaan Planning Board will meet on March 20th at 7:00 pm at the Canaan Town Hall located at 1647 County ...

  • 2018 Re-Assessment Project

    This reassessment of all real property is the result of a decision made by the Town of Canaan to create fair and equitable assessments at ...

  • Notice of Receipt of 2017 Tax Roll

    Take notice, that I, Charlotte Cowan, the undersigned Collector of Taxes of the Town of Canaan, County of Columbia and the State of New York, ...


    The Town of Canaan has formed a broadband committee. Its members are Brenda Adams, Alan Miller, and Terese Platten.

    The purpose of the Canaan broadband committee ...




Quick Links

Town of Canaan Assessment Roll

To VIEW or PAY Canaan tax bills and payment status online, please click HERE

Financial Documents

2016 Annual Financial Report

2017 Budget


Message from the Town Board

June 2016
Fellow Canaan Residents:

It’s time for the annual Town Board update once again.

Town Finances

For the eighth year in a row the Town of Canaan had a flat or lowered property tax levy. read more

Living in Canaan

Canaan has a population of less than 1,800 in an area of 36.7 square miles on New York’s border with Massachusetts in northern Columbia County, New York.

The town of Canaan includes parts of East Chatham, the rest of which is in the town of Chatham.

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Canaan has a special program for people over 60 years of age. Seniors meet at the Town Hall every Wednesday from 11am-1pm with lunch provided by Meals on Wheels. The meeting provides many special programs and an opportunity to get to know your neighbors.

For more information call Joan Shatney   392-4146.

Home Delivered Meals

Listing of organizations in the Canaan area, including churches, historical societies, recreation and more.

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The Town of Canaan offers various services and to its residents. We are served by both the Chatham Central School District and the New Lebanon Central School District, and have a fair number of local businesses around the town.

If you need more information about town services or volunteer opportunities, ask the Town Clerk!

Helpful Information

Transfer Station Permit Stickers

2017-2018 Transfer Station Permit Stickers for Canaan Residents Only are now available at Town Hall during office hours …

Senior Lunches – Wednesday 60 Plus Program

Location: Town Hall Hours/days: Wednesday, 11:00 AM-2:00PM Contact: Joan Shatney, 392-4146 Volunteer opportunities: If you are interested in helping at these weekly lunches, please contact Joan Shatney at...

EZ Pass

EZ Passes for passenger vehicles only can now be purchased at Town Hall during office hours for...

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